We are literally hands-on in every aspect of vineyard management, winemaking, sales and distribution, and we thrive on this challenge and the relationships we cultivate in the process. It is our continuing goal to create world-class wines. Our total production is approximately 9,000 cases annually of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Randy was a professional race car driver for 23 years. This included Formula Three in Europe, where he fell in love with local wines and lifestyles. Randy returned to the States to compete in Formula 5000, Can Am, and finally Indy Cars from 1983 to 1991. He ran in five Indy 500's where he qualified on the 4th row three times with a best finish of 13th.
Wine has always been Randy's second love after racing and he feels fortunate to be making a living doing what he loves.
Debbie will be remembered for her wines, but also her strength and courage. She co-founded Lewis Cellars with Randy in 1992. Debbie was the rock, the steady hand of our family and Lewis Cellars. She quietly worked to make Lewis Cellars the best it could be, inspiring us all to do the same.
Dennis enjoyed wine at a young age around the family dinner table, and spending childhood summers in the orchards of his grandparent's ranch. He joined Lewis Cellars in 1999 after a 12-year career in human resources management and consulting.
A fitness and outdoor enthusiast, Dennis shares Randy's passion for challenge and adventure but prefers human-powered vehicles and unmarked trails to Indy cars and racetracks.
With a B.S. in Viticulture & Enology from UC Davis, Josh brings 15 years of winemaking experience to Lewis, where he is a large and ever-smiling presence.
Josh came to us from Pahlmeyer where he had been winemaker. His previous experience includes 4 years as assistant winemaker at Chimney Rock Winery and multiple roles at Stags' Leap Winery, Gloria Ferrer, and Viña Tarapaca in Chile.
When he's not in vineyards or at the winery Josh enjoys cycling, cooking and drinking wine with family and friends.